Stripe WLB

Amazon / Eng cayde
May 23 14 Comments

Hey all,

I'm *very* interested in working at Stripe, but there is one line in the culture doc that gives me pause.

"But working here will mean some late nights, some weekends, and (especially if you end up in a position of significant responsibility) paying attention to email even during off-hours."

How often is this?
AWS has crunch every year round reinvent, but as far as I've seen, it's really only a few weeks in November. And even then, I haven't worked a weekend in over 4 years.
I also currently don't even have work email installed on my phone. Would this be a significant problem?

Edit: link ->
https://stripe.com/jobs/candidate-info

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TOP 14 Comments
  • Stripe doodlepoo
    Mostly a filter. Talk to a recruiter and feel free to ask upfront and if screen goes well ask to talk to someone at your level to 'discuss culture' and ask them also.
    May 24 3
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Awesome!! Thank you very much! Crunch time isn't a deal breaker. Unavoidable in this industry. I just want to make sure it's not an everyday thing.
      May 24
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      I attended the coffee chat about remote positions this week, very informative. I applied via the site, but even with Amazon on my resume, who knows. Currently reaching out to a recruiter in LinkedIn.
      May 24
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Couldn't believe Patrick was there. Also, patio11, who I met in Japan one time.
      May 24
  • New / Eng
    IqEp57

    New Eng

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    Sogeti
    BIO
    I'm a generalist soft eng who loves to work on hard tasks and open-source. I have experience in many domains (low-level, web, data science, security, etc.).
    IqEp57more
    "paying attention to email even during off-hours"

    lol this is a no go
    May 23 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Yeah, that was a red flag for me. But would also be open to hearing experiences from Stripes as well. Maybe it's not the case? I hope, at least.
      May 23
  • Microsoft
    myan

    Microsoft

    BIO
    Sup, brah?
    myanmore
    They’re probably trying to weed people out. I’ve heard WLB is good, but of course depends on team and manager. Settings boundaries is important.
    May 23 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      That sounds about right. There were other references, such as "don't come looking for a cushy job".

      Agreed. As long as I can establish boundaries early on, hopefully it wouldn't be a problem.
      May 23
  • Airbnb urrbnbrr
    Depends on team
    May 23 1
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Lol, that username.

      Gotcha! I guess as with Amazon, that's what it really boils down to.
      May 23
  • Life360 / Eng
    gru063

    Life360 Eng

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    Life360
    gru063more
    They forgot to mention Slack!?
    May 23 3
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Yeah, I heard slack was a big tool for communication there. I'm more or less okay with IM if it's a question. But I'm also okay to say, "I'll get back to you tomorrow" if it's not an emergency.
      May 23
    • Life360 / Eng
      gru063

      Life360 Eng

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      Life360
      gru063more
      I was being sarcastic, but Slack can be very easily abused and there can be unrealistic expectations on being always on all the time depending on the company culture.
      May 23
    • Amazon / Eng cayde
      OP
      Lol, my bad. My sarcasm detector must be broken.

      Yeah, I don't want any of that.
      May 23